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Crystal found to be world’s oldest existing piece of Earth News 

Crystal found to be world’s oldest existing piece of Earth

A crystal of zircon found in rural Australia was dated by scientists to be approximately 4.4 billion years old on Sunday, making it the oldest known piece of Earth’s crust in existence. The crystal was found in a hot, arid region of Australia near Perth, one of Australia’s largest cities. It was discovered in 2001 on a sheep farm in the Jack Hills region north of Perth. It was turned over to scientists to date using newer methods that replaced often inaccurate and faulty ones, such as observing radioactive decay…

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Montezuma provides quality Mexican food to the area Opinion 

Montezuma provides quality Mexican food to the area

If you’re looking for a solid Mexican restaurant in the area, check out Montezuma in Altoona. With additional locations in Chambersburg, Waynesboro, and Gettysburg, Montezuma will satisfy both you and your wallet. While not a typically extravagant diner, I do expect to be pleased with my meal when I splurge, and Montezuma provided the answer to my cravings for authentic Mexican cuisine. The dining atmosphere at Montezuma is fantastic, easily rivaling the best atmosphere I’ve ever experienced in a Mexican restaurant. We were seated very quickly upon arrival, and led…

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Lady Panthers’ Season is Over After Playoff Loss Sports Winter Sports 

Lady Panthers’ Season is Over After Playoff Loss

The Northern Bedford Girls’ Basketball team ended their 2013-2014 season on Thursday, February 20th with a tough loss. They traveled to Southern Fulton to play the Indians in a playoff game. The final score was 69-22. For the Lady Indians, Olicia Motern had 19 points, Ashley Roman had 18 points, and Macy Hollenshead had 17 points. For the Lady Panthers, Sydney Snyder had 6 points and 3 steals and Lana Gochnour had 6 points. Coach Todd Eckenroad stated, “This was a tough match up for us all three times we…

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Supporting NBC’s Future Farmers News Special Events 

Supporting NBC’s Future Farmers

February seventeenth marked the start of Future Farmers of America (FFA) week.  Due to the chilly, winter weather, the hat day activity was moved up to Friday the twenty first.  Monday, the students were asked to participate in dressing in blue and gold; on Tuesday, even though school was closed, the theme was Western day; Wednesday used to be hat day, but changed to Friday, and Thursday was dress like a celebrity day; Friday also is red, white, and blue day.  Throughout the week, students could have signed up for…

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Lady Panthers Finish Regular Season with 8-13 Sports Winter Sports 

Lady Panthers Finish Regular Season with 8-13

The last official week for the Northern Bedford Girls’ Basketball team started at Southern Fulton with a tough loss and final score of 67-37 on Monday, February 10th. Sydney Snyder had 13 points and Emma Eckenroad and Kathrine Fink both had 8 points for the Lady Panthers. Coach Todd Eckenroad stated, “We need to figure out a way to put four quarters together. We were out scored in the second quarter by 22 and we never had a chance to get back in the game after that.  The girls didn’t quit,…

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Flappy Bird pulled from the market News 

Flappy Bird pulled from the market

Smartphone users and gamers alike are clamoring for a new way to play the popular mobile game sensation Flappy Bird after its developer pulled it from the App Store and Google Play markets. The game became a frustrating phenomenon for its Vietnamese developer, Dong Nguyen, after the game became a worldwide sensation before it was taken down on February 9. He called the game “too addictive”, saying his intent was not for the game to be as time-consuming and irritating to players as it was. In addition, Nguyen was making…

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NBC Girls Keep Fighting Sports Winter Sports 

NBC Girls Keep Fighting

The Northern Bedford Girls’ Basketball Team started the week off with a home win against Forbes Road, on Tuesday, February 4th. The final score was 61-51. For NBC, Sydney Snyder had 30 points, Hannah Drenning had 8 points and 9 rebounds, and Peyton Leighty had 8 points. Coach Eckenroad stated “The girls played really hard tonight.  It was good to see them not give up when we were down early in the game.  We made some adjustments and played really well in the second half.” Two nights later, the Lady…

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College tuition costs are excessive Editorials Opinion 

College tuition costs are excessive

College tuition rates are rising seemingly overnight in an effort by schools across the nation to increase their prestige and brand, as well as make up deficits in state and alumni funding. Forbes calls the price of college tuition “underpriced” in the years following one of the worst economic collapses in United States history. These increases are making it challenging for middle class American students and families to afford a solid education without graduating on top of a mountain of debt. Student debt outpaced credit card debt nationally for the…

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World Health Organization reports growing cancer rates News 

World Health Organization reports growing cancer rates

The World Health Organization’s annual cancer report has revealed that cancer rates are rising throughout the world as scientists race to combat the fast-rising number of cases brought on by poor lifestyle choices and environmental factors. The report, released on World Cancer Day, highlights the number of new cancer cases expected to be diagnosed in a period of two decades compared with the number of new diagnoses in 2012. An estimated 22 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed per year over a period of 20 years, a 57% increase…

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Lady Panthers, Down But Not Out Sports Winter Sports 

Lady Panthers, Down But Not Out

The Lady Panthers started off their first game of the week on Tuesday, January 28th at Fannett-Metal. They suffered a loss of 62-55. Sydney Snyder led the Northern Bedford with 19 points and 3 assists and Hannah Drenning had 15 points and 7 rebounds. Coach Todd Eckenroad stated “We missed too many opportunities early in the game and did not shoot the ball well tonight.  We need to do a better job penetrating the zone defenses and working the ball inside.  Our defense definitely needs to step it up. We have…

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